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Trust the present

on November 6, 2012

Today’s post was inspired by something my yoga teacher said in class yesterday;

“Trust that you are where you are supposed to be, right here, right now.” – Christine Blackwell.

Many people can choose to apply this to different aspects of their lives; be it in the yoga class at that point or if you are going through a rough patch in your relationship. I have often mentioned on this website that things happen for a reason. And another interpretation of that is this. We are where we are right now because we are supposed to be there. All that is required of us is to trust that. There is a reason and it may not manifest itself in the short-term but know that there is a time and place for things to happen.

So instead of getting frustrated and upset about where you are; see it from a different perspective. Trust me, it is always about the perspective; it plays such an important role in how we cope with our lives and situations that we get thrown into. Why not start to trust that there is indeed a higher power, and our job is to make lemonade out of lemons? At the risk of sounding religious; there is a plan for us and our job is to help ourselves when help is sent to us. Ever heard of the story of the man who was stuck on his roof during a flood. A speedboat came along and he said: “I’m okay, God will save me, you go ahead and save someone else!” The same thing happened when the rescue team and helicopter came by. He eventually drowned. After he died and met God, he asked God: “Why didn’t you save me?” God replied: “I did! I send you the speedboat, the rescue team, and the helicopter!”

The moral of the story is this: Do not expect grand gestures from whatever divine source you believe in. The aim of religion is to give you hope and to help you become a better person. And it is up to you to make that decision to help yourself when God sends you the help! A good start is to trust that you are where you are because there is something here that will benefit you. The intention of today’s post is to share this mindset with you. Take each day positively, you may not like what you are doing or where you are at this point in your life but you are placed here for a reason. Be open to that possibility and life might just surprise you!

Have a beautiful Tuesday!

 

 


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